VIVA, Kuwait’s fastest-growing and most developed telecom operator, announced on 16 June that it has officially launched 4G LTE roaming data services with Saudi Telecommunications Company (STC). Through this launch, both STC and VIVA Kuwait’s customers will enjoy very high speed connections, marking it the first 4G LTE roaming agreement between Gulf operators.
Commenting on this successful launch, Eng. Salman Bin Abdul Aziz Al-Badran, VIVA’s Chief Executive Officer said: “We are very pleased to launch this service to both VIVA and STC customers across the region. This agreement is the first of its kind between Gulf operators, and it reinforces VIVA’s leading role in presenting its customers with the latest in telecommunication services. It also reaffirms STC’s leadership in the field of international roaming services and highlights its dedication to provide the best services, supported by the company’s immense infrastructure.
This agreement will enable roaming customers of both companies to enjoy mobile internet over LTE network to get the same experience locally and while roaming. VIVA continues to innovate and create new services that utilize the latest technologies for them to have the same experience unsurpassed data speed both in Kuwait and while roaming on STC’s network.
In October 2013, VIVA was awarded the 'Best LTE Deployment' award by the' Telecoms World Awards - Middle East'. The award highlights VIVA's outstanding efforts to provide an integrated and complete internet solution that allows customers to enjoy uninterrupted data streaming, and its commitment to offering its customers the latest in the world of technology. VIVA made this evident with its recent announcement regarding its network upgrade to LTE Advanced, the next generation of LTE technology that can provide higher speed and better customer experience.
To find out more about VIVA’s roaming service with STC, please visit any of VIVA’s 55 branches across Kuwait or visit the VIVA website www.viva.com.kw, or call VIVA’s 24 hour call center on 102.